Tee'd Up: The T-Shirt's Rise from Undershirt to Fashion
In today’s age, t-shirts are a common piece to almost everyone’s wardrobe. Graphic tees and plain tees are worn every day by people all over the world, and they have gained so much popularity that it is hard to imagine that there was a time before they were commonplace. T-shirts originally began as undershirts and first appeared as a U.S Navy undershirt in 1913. In 1955, James Dean famously wore a plain white t-shirt under his leather jacket. Eventually, graphics and logos were added to T-shirts with soaring popularity. The next time you wear a T-shirt, think about the history behind such a famous fashion staple.